PROWATER International Workshop


Webinar 16 September 2021 - 10.00am CET

Practical information on how to register and join the event will be available in August.

How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions?

The partners of the Interreg 2 Seas project PROWATER are happy to introduce the PROWATER International Workshop on the design & operationalisation of a rewarding system for Ecosystem-based Adaptation. 

This seminar "How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions?" is the first step in a series of events where we explore this overarching question, as well as more specifically how to incetivise Ecosystem-based Adaptation. 

  • 16 September - Seminar "How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions"
  • 21 October - Expert workshop - communication will follow

The seminar "How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions?" will bring together experts from across the regions on this topic of interest to you! Learn more about the daytime programme and evening programme below.

Programme 16 September

Within the Interreg 2 Seas project PROWATER we use nature and its ecosystems to tackle the environmental challenges that climate change presents, such as regular and prolonged drought and flood periods. This approach to climate adaptation is known as Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). While a lot of these measures need to be taken on private land, there is a lack of incentives and instruments to facilitate their implementation. EbA measures also have the potential to deliver many other ecosystem services beside climate adaptation.

We consider Payments for Ecosystem Services as a viable option to provide such incentives. We have explored many examples of “payments for ecosystem services” and identified their strengths and weaknesses. Because there are many aspects to consider when choosing a certain model, we want to exchange and discuss experiences with other projects and invited experts.

Daytime programme

10.00     Welcome

10.10     Keynote by Dr. Laurence Couldrick (Westcountry Rivers Trust)

11.15     Perspectives from Flanders and France

12.00     Perspectives from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

12.30     Lunch break

13.30     Panel discussion with experts

15.00     End daytime programme

Evening programme

In this separate evening seminar, three of the experts will come back to go in depth on key topics relevant to the 'Payment for Water Services'. 

19.00     Welcome

21.30     End evening programme